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Category:   Device (Firewall)  >   McAfee Firewall Enterprise Vendors:   McAfee
(McAfee Issues Fix for McAfee Firewall Enterprise) ISC BIND RDATA Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027610
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CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-4244   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 5 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in ISC BIND. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions. McAfee Firewall Enterprise is affected.

A remote user can send a query for a record that has RDATA in excess of 65535 bytes to cause named to exit.

This can be exploited against recursive servers by causing the server to query for records provided by an authoritative server.

Authoritative servers are affected if a zone containing a specially crafted resource record is loaded from file or provided via zone transfer.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target named service to crash.
Solution:   McAfee has issued a fix for McAfee Firewall Enterprise (,,, 8.1.2E33, 8.2.1P05, and 8.3.0P01).

The McAfee advisory is available at:

Cause:   State error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Sep 13 2012 ISC BIND RDATA Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service

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